Jazz Band

Audition information for NHS Jazz Band 2018/19

  1. Fill out your personal information here.
  2. Please record yourself playing the following the scales:
  • Chromatic scale – 1 or more octaves (slurred up and down)
  • Concert F Major scale (legato tongued up and down)
  • Concert Bb Blues (swing 8th notes, legato tongued up and down)

3. Please record yourself playing the following excerpts. (If you would like to be considered for Advanced Jazz Band you should play the “Adv. Jazz Band” excerpts.

Saxophones

  • Adv. Jazz Band – both excerpts
  • Jazz Band – Medium Up Swing only

Trumpet

  • Adv. Jazz Band – All
  • Jazz Band – mm. 1 – 17 only

Trombone

  • Adv. Jazz Band – All
  • Jazz Band – mm. 1 – 9 only (beware of key signature!!)

Piano

Laid Back Swing

La Fiesta

  • Adv. Jazz Band – “Laid Back Swing” all + “La Fiesta” mm. 1 – 24
  • Jazz Band – either “Laid Back Swing” or “La Fiesta”

Guitar

  • Adv. Jazz Band – mm. 5 – 36
  • Jazz Band – mm. 5 – 28

Bass

  • Adv. Jazz Band – both excerpts
  • Jazz Band – mm. Medium Swing #1 only

Drums

  • Adv. Jazz Band – both Moderate Swing and Bossa Nova
  • Jazz Band – both Moderate Swing and Bossa Nova

4. Email your best recording to hendricks_robert@svvsd.org by Sunday, March 11th.

Practice hard – competition in some sections can be fierce! Good luck!

Jazz on 2nd Ave

 

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